In late 2013, we received a service grant from the Taproot Foundation, a pro bono consulting agency dedicated to supporting non-profits in their marketing, design, technology, management and strategic planning efforts. The hard work of the Taproot team delivered a tremendous amount of compelling work, helping us understand our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (commonly referred to as a SWOT analysis), offered input and reflections on our mission and programs, as well as advice in board development and fund raising efforts, amongst other valuable pieces of information. The time it took to gather this information, synthesize and present it to our staff and board cannot be taken for granted, nor can the contributions of community members and peers who took the time to be interviewed for this project. We would like to thank all the members of our Taproot team, as well as our collaborators and supporters who agreed to be interviewed. Look forward to a report on the information in the coming months, and for more news on the progression of our strategic plan!